The Literary Image of Joan of Arc: Prior Influences

@article{Fraioli1981TheLI,
  title={The Literary Image of Joan of Arc: Prior Influences},
  author={Deborah A. Fraioli},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1981},
  volume={56},
  pages={811 - 830}
}
Scholars have preferred the accounts of Joan of Arc's career in chronicles and in the reports of her trial to other contemporary sources from the realm of poetry and literature.' Literature offers, however, what history often does not: the image of Joan of Arc in her own time. The chronicles contain the events and chronology of the Maid's life, but they have little to say about the meaning of her unusual accomplishments as understood by her contemporaries interpretive comments about Joan's… 
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